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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by dirkdig, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. dirkdig

    dirkdig IncGamers Member

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    Lycos popup

    Is anyone else constantly seeing Lycos.la.com popping up? My friends and I keep having it popup as a new window and we think it has something to do with AOL instant messenger, but we don't know how to stop it, it's really annoying. Anyone else having this problem?
     
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    Mozilla firefox. But if it's an aim problem, then you might want to un-install aim and do a scan here, then re-install aim. Use the beta test that tests for everything. Don't know if it's still up there. If not, use that and ad-aware and spybot search and destroy.
     
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    Advertisers are beginning to find workarounds to popup blockers, so this could just be a case of that.
     
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    also, lycos have been known to have several spyware/adware programs. try doing a spyware scan as well.
     
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    http://isc.sans.org/presentations/dnspoisoning.php

    Apparently, this lycos popup is the result of a larger problem of some DNS poisoning by malware. A lot of sites aren't even accessible anymore from my campus, such as drudgereport.com, msnbc.com, and espn.com. I'm not entirely sure what DNS poisoning means, but I think I get the general gist of what's going on. I changed my DNS so I input it manually rather than getting it from the poisoned source, hopefully that will stop it.
     

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